One of the biggest comebacks in recent memory was the 2015 run by M. Night Shyamalan, who not only directed the chilling The Visit, but was behind FOX’s awesome “Wayward Pines”
“Wayward Pines” was initially an “event series,” meaning it was to be a one-and-done season, with no second planned.
But, the first season, starring Matt Dillon, grew 33 percent with its season finale in the main 18-49 demographic. Its 1.2 rating tied a prior high.
FOX has since decided to continue the story, the network announced Wednesday.
The second season will pick up in the wake of Season 1, when a new arrival in the town Wayward Pines finds himself in the middle of a serious rebellion, as the residents battle over how to preserve the endangered human race, reports Variety.
“‘Wayward Pines’ was a huge hit for us this past summer,” said Fox Broadcasting Entertainment President David Madden in a statement. “We were absolutely blown away by the mysterious and surprising world that Night and his team created, and the twisting-and-turning storytelling that drew viewers in from day one. Season Two is going to take the suspense, the vision of the future and the haunting character drama to whole new levels, and we can’t wait for our fans to continue that ride next year.”
The original cast included Dillion, Melissa Leo, Terrence Howard, Carla Gugino, Shannyn Sossamon, Toby Jones, Reed Diamond, Tim Griffin, Charlie Tahan and Juliette Lewis.
There’s no word yet on which cast members will return for Season 2, which will debut in summer 2016.